- More Paint, More Success?by Darryl Groombridge
After looking at our data over the past few weekends, we began talking about a question that plagues players and teams – does shooting a lot more paint translate into a higher chance of success per point?
Let’s investigate! And be sure to read on to the end to be in with a chance to win a SaD T-shirt of your choice!
According to the statistics we collected from seven of our SaD teams in their opening round of the CPPS Series, it would seem that the teams who spent more paint per point did in fact generate a higher rate of success. We used some mathematical wizardry and determined the average amount of paintballs shot per point, discovering that teams who shot more than 1000 per point fared better.
SaD Old Boys of Div 5 had an average spend of 1076 paintballs per point and SaD Redemption of Div 3 used 1153. Both of these teams came 2nd on the day in their respective series and see themselves poised for a successful season. We also saw our Div 1 and Div 2 teams SaD UK and SaD Outlaws shoot over 1000 balls per point. SaD UK shot 1133 per point, finishing 2nd and SaD Outlaws shot 1294 balls per point, earning them 6th after reaching the quarter-finals.
Our teams who spent less than 1000 however – SaD Academy Co22 (4 points won out of 14), SaD RDS (5 points won out of 14) and SaD Renegades (0 points won out of 13) saw a lower rate of success.
Even though data seemed to be leading us toward an answer, it only seemed to open up more questions for us. One glaring one was this – should players pursue Zone Control tactics, or lean more into Accuracy by Volume when on the field? The choice comes in either controlling the zone by containing the player and stopping their movement or use a high volume of paint shot at the bunker and all around it to result in an accurate hit on the opponent. It seems timing might be everything, depending on the unfolding on-field narrative.
It’s certainly a head scratcher!
With this in mind, we have a treat for you! Fancy winning a SaD T-Shirt of your choosing? Then just head back to the Facebook or Instagram post that got you here, tag 2 friends in the comments and answer this question: How many points do you think SaD PC will win when they make their debut in the CPPS Elite Division on Sunday 17th April?
Also sound off in the comments about your preferred approach – Zone Control or Accuracy by Volume?
Let’s get the debate going!
- SaD Paintball Club 2022by Stu H
As we start our preparations for the new CPPS season, for the first time in our history we will have teams competing in every Division of the CPPS. SaD Paintball Club is an inclusive club open to players of all levels of experience, from complete beginners to aspiring pro players. If you are looking for a fresh challenge, wanting to try your hand at competitive paintball, either in the woods, concept or sup air fields, SaD has a team for you.
We are proud to be supported by some of the greatest names in the industry and are humbled by the support we receive. If you like the sound of SaD or would simply like to find out more about the club, how we work, or to experience it for yourself then get in touch. We are especially keen to hear from people who are interested in developing their skills to enable them to compete in the woodland leagues.
SaD are proud to be supported ion 2022 by:
- Shoot the Rainbow 2022 fundraising tournament and auctionby Stu H
Shoot the Rainbow 2022 fundraising tournament and auction. All monies raised will support the SaD Academy 2022 program, which aims to support eight youngsters begin their paintball stories. More information here, along with the first batch of auction items.
- SaD Paintball Paintball Club Awards Eveningby Stu H
2021 Award winners
Player of the YearSaD Tactical – Neal RawlingsSaD Academy – Colin SaultDiv 5 – Tasha SimondsSaD RDS – Matty BrightmoreSaD Redemption – Olly FarrSaD Outlaws – Josh ChatburnSaD UK – Simon Swinbourne
Donkey of the YearCarl Jinxy Newman
Most Improved PlayerSarah Butler
Most Promising newcomerJosh Michael OJ Rigby
Captain of the YearMatty Brightmore
Young Player of the YearJames Falleth
Club Player of the Year
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- August 2021 Resultsby Stu H
Holiday season and some player unavailability didn’t hinder the RDS Squad in Div 4, scoring their 4th straight finals appearance and now standing at 2 wins and 2 seconds. The ‘Old Boys’ scored their second trophy for the season, and the Academy matched RDS with their 4th straight trophy; another 3rd place to add to a previous rounds 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes.
- SaD Recive First Planet Eclipse CS2 Pro Club Edition Markersby Stu H
Special thanks to all of the team at and behind Planet Eclipse, especially Jack Woods, Tom Ormrod, Eddie Littlewood, Alan Woods and, of course, Antony Leadbetter. Staffordshire and District Paintball Club now have a unique marker, not any marker, but a CS2Pro, well there are several more than one, 10 already delivered more are on the way.
Thanks also to Andy and Gill at Just Paintball for all of their help too…..Let’s #growpaintball.
- SaD Club Results for Juneby Stu H
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